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Health and social care services prepare for "more challenging" winter

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Perth and Kinross health chiefs are anticipating a "more challenging" winter due to an increase in demand across all health and social care services.A £9.8 million winter plan will be presented to the Perth and Kinross Integration Joint Board (IJB) on Wednesday.The 2022/23 plan seeks to ensure residents get the "right care, at the right time, in the right place".

As health and social care services continue to recover from COVID, they are also preparing for any resurgence of COVID or other seasonal viruses.

On Wednesday December 14 members of the Perth and Kinross IJB will be updated on the plan to manage expected winter pressures.

The report states Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership (PKHSCP) is forecast to spend £9.8 million "to ensure the necessary capacity, flow and winter resilience across the system".

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